The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein A classic story for all ages about a tree who shows her unrelenting love through the selflessness and generosity she displays to a little boy as he grows up.
An Orange for Frankie by Patricia Polacco During the Great Depression, Frankie gives a homeless man his favorite sweater and inspires his own family to return the act of generosity.
The Pigman by Paul Zindel After teenagers Lorraine and John play a prank on their neighbor, Mr. Pignati, he offers them the generosity and attention the teens don't feel they get at home.
Nanny McPhee (PG) Initially seen as offensive and unlikeable, a nanny who comes to care for the seven Brown children shows them her caring and kindness, and improves their lives.
Holes (PG) A wrongly accused boy who is sentenced to a work camp demonstrates kindness and compassion to the other inmates.
Pay It Forward (PG-13) For mature viewers, this is a story about a young boy who makes it his mission to promote proactively helping others.